WHAT IS THE IDEAL NECKLIFT?
The ideal neck surgery is intended to improve sagging on the skin of the neck and around the jaw to recreate a firm and youthful appearance. Excess skin and fat are removed during this procedure and the platysma (neck) muscles are tightened. The ideal neck lift can also be combined with a facelift procedure.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Neck surgery is an excellent option if you want to correct the signs of aging visible in this area. This procedure is ideal for those patients seeking a more youthful facial contour. This procedure is also a good option for patients with a double chin who want large amounts of fat removed from the neck and may otherwise have sagging skin after.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia, and usually lasts between 1 to 3 hours. During the procedure the surgeon addresses the excess skin and fat under the chin, as well as the noticeable neck bands that appear when the neck muscles begin to separate.
Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after the neck lift procedure. These usually disappear after a few days and patients can return to work after a week. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks.
The results of the ideal neck lift are permanent, generally there is slight swelling that will diminish over time. The incisions are discreet and tend to fade over time.
The cost for a neck lift can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs but it is usually $12,000